Capt. Frank McMaster has made extensive repairs to his schooner Annandale.
George Davis, of the firm of Davis & Sons, was engaged the past week repairing the schr. Laura D. at Simcoe Island.
The steamer North King is expected to commence her regular trips between Port Hope and Charlotte on or about the 20th of April.
It is rumored that negotiations are in progress by a Picton syndicate for the purchase of the str. Greyhound to ply on the bay during the coming season.
There will be plenty of work in the city for ship carpenters this summer. This morning the outside manager of the M.T. company received instructions to build two barges. The keel of one of them will be laid as soon as the barge on the ways is launched.
The str. Pierrepont made Garden Island successfully yesterday afternoon. She left Folger's dock at 2:30 o'clock and was back by five o'clock. Today the steamer will break the ice through to Wolfe Island. She will have no trouble as the ice is very weak in that section.
An argument arose yesterday between J. George and W. Power, as to the date on which the gunboat Cherokee was launched at the military dock yard here. Mr. Power says the boat was launched in the fall of 1842 while Mr. George believes the event took place on the queen's birthday of that year.
Davis' shipyards present a very busy appearance just now. There are twenty-one men hard at work. The steam barge Alberta has had a new bow and sides while new decks and hatches have been put in the steambarge Nichol. The str. Princess Louise is having some new planking put in.
It is rumored that the steamer Campana, recently sold at Montreal, is the property of the Seligman syndicate, which purchased the control of the Erie & Huron railroad, and that she will ply between Rond Eau and Cleveland in the passenger and package freight traffic. The Campana was built on the Clyde.
The lake carriers' association in session at Cleveland, Ohio, has fixed the following scale of wages for the opening of navigation: First class steamers, water bottoms and triple expansion engines, first engineer, $100 per month; second engineers, $70; second class, $75 to $90; second engineers, $60. Third class, first engineers, $60 to $75; second engineers, $50; first mate, $50 to $70; second mates, $35 to $50; helpers to cooks, $10 to $15; firemen, $25 to $30; wheelmen, $25 to $30; lookouts and watchmen, $20 to $30; deckhands $12 to $15; oilers, $25 to $30. On consorts and sail craft first mate, $30 to $45; second mate, $25 to $35; cooks, $25 to $30; boys, $12 to $15. The rates on Canadian sailing vessels are about the same.
p.2 District Dashes - Henry Hinckley, Cape Vincent, has sold his half interest in the scow Carleton to Charles Root.
p.4 On Wings of the Wind - the dangers and pleasures of ice-boating at Toronto.